Andrew Rice

Andrew Rice
Chief Operating Officer,
Education Analytics

Andrew Rice is the co-founder and COO at Education Analytics (EA), a nonprofit data science and research startup in Madison, Wisconsin. He works with large urban school districts, labor organizations, national educational organizations, and state and national educational departments to assist in data analysis and policy. Dr. Rice is an expert in "student growth metric" methodology, including value-added models, student growth percentile models, and other techniques for determining growth projections for students. He previously worked at the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University at at the Value Added Research Center at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Dr. Rice holds a Ph.D. in economics from Penn State University.

Publications by Andrew Rice
This brief applies value-added models to student surveys in the CORE Districts to explore whether social-emotional learning (SEL) surveys can be used to measure effective classroom-level supports for SEL. The authors find that classrooms differ in…
School value-added models are increasingly used to measure schools’ contributions to student success. At the same time, policymakers and researchers agree that schools should support students’ social-emotional learning (SEL) as well as academic…
Evidence from the CORE Districts
Mounting evidence demonstrates that social-emotional skills are important for students’ academic and life success, yet we have limited evidence on how these skills develop over time and how this development varies across student subgroups. In this…
Measuring SEL May 2018
An IRT Modeling Approach
With an increased appreciation of students’ social-emotional skills among researchers and policy makers, many states and school districts are moving toward a systematic process to measure Social-Emotional Learning (SEL). In this study, we examine…